New coaster to put Barry back on the map

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Barry Island Pleasure Park has a new roller coaster called The Cyclone on site and it may even be ready for the public as early as this weekend.

This season has seen the sun grace every corner of the British Isles, but down in Barry Island, Wales there may well be a cyclone coming this weekend. The new coaster at the peninsula’s most iconic leisure attraction is currently undergoing rigorous health and safety checks according to owner Henry Danter but may well be operational by the first weekend of August.

“Every theme park needs a roller coaster and we had to get rid of the other one. It will be great for Barry, it will bring loads of people to the island,” said Danter. “It was really expensive but it’s the best ride here and it will make the park better. It will put Barry back on the map.”

The Cyclone will propel revellers forward at speeds of up to 45mph and will join a wide range of other such attractions at the south Wales site including Pirate River, the Giant Ferris Wheel and the Super Waltzer.

Since taking over the park in 2015 Danter has helped drive a number of projects designed to establish it as a key part of the South Wales leisure offering. New rides, ameni- ties and structural improvements have all been part of the wide ranging revamp and the latest coaster addition is a timely one with the summer holidays beginning to kick off in earnest.

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